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Branka Babic

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Lunatics, Lovers and Poets ...dedicated to THE GREAT AND INIMITABLE ...
2/11/2013 1:19:59 AM
A serious man will never say that he had read Shakespeare. He can not being read enough. I'm going back to him, again after many years...




William Shakespeare

April 23rd 1564 - April 23rd 1616


THESEUS

More strange than true: I never may believe
These antique fables, nor these fairy toys.
Lovers and madmen have such seething brains,
Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend
More than cool reason ever comprehends.
The lunatic, the lover and the poet
Are of imagination all compact:
One sees more devils than vast hell can hold,
That is, the madman: the lover, all as frantic,
Sees Helen's beauty in a brow of Egypt:
The poet's eye, in fine frenzy rolling,
Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven;
And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.
Such tricks hath strong imagination,
That if it would but apprehend some joy,
It comprehends some bringer of that joy;
Or in the night, imagining some fear,
How easy is a bush supposed a bear!


(Act 5 of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream)

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Branka Babic

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RE: Lunatics, Lovers and Poets ...dedicated to THE GREAT AND INIMITABLE ...
2/11/2013 1:21:09 AM

Part of my anthropological, psychological and sociological research on general schism in human being and society, led me through the myths, legends and cosmogonies and all existing religious systems. Step by step, and I started understanding most important things related to human libido, as the base of human instincts, beliefs, physical and health conditions and sexuality, which is part of, to say it that way, software for each human being, coded in human DNA (also known as one strand of genotype and one strand (spyral) of phenotype). DNA develops so called TISSUE MIND, which was always understimated and degradated, being subscribed to the beast qualities. I WISHED TO MEET THE BEAST. To cut the curtain of this parable and to see HOW CAN I CHANGE IT. And I am happy that I did it!!!

The myth of Theseus and the Minotaur was very resourceful to me.
In my next post, I'd present what I have found in that field and how it relates to Theseus monologue from my intro post
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Branka Babic

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RE: Lunatics, Lovers and Poets ...dedicated to THE GREAT AND INIMITABLE ...
2/11/2013 1:22:11 AM
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I left here signs of comeback, with intent to say more.
Well, for today it would be only 2 sentences more:

It is obvious that Shakespeare was aware how writers are co-creators in drama called human life, so I see his literal opus as an attempt to get humans rid of the mythological frame, in which human and bestial are interwoven by the flame of passion, but their combustion might not be as natural as it seems to be.

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2/11/2013 1:23:37 AM
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RE: Lunatics, Lovers and Poets ...dedicated to THE GREAT AND INIMITABLE ...
2/11/2013 1:46:29 AM
What an incredible man he was with such a history and such a view of the world! while many kids these days struggle to understand why they learn about Shakespeare, when they get older, they can see that what he talked about then, still happens today..quite amazing when you think about it!
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